Delicious and Easy Espresso-Nutella Cookies Recipe

Are you looking for a decadent snack to satisfy your sweet tooth and your coffee cravings all at once? Look no further than this Espresso-Nutella Cookies recipe. These delicious cookies combine the rich, nutty flavor of Nutella with the bold taste of espresso coffee, making for a treat that is sure to have you coming back for more.

Whether you’re a fan of traditional chocolate chip cookies or you’re always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors to try, these Espresso-Nutella Cookies are sure to become a new favorite. With just the right amount of cinnamon, vanilla, and other essential ingredients, these cookies pack a powerful punch that is perfect for any time of day.

So if you’re ready to indulge in a truly decadent treat, be sure to try out this recipe today. Not only will it satisfy your sweet tooth, but it will also give you an energetic boost thanks to the addition of delicious espresso powder.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Espresso- Nutella  Cookies
Espresso- Nutella Cookies

Wake up and smell the coffee! That’s right, with these Espresso-Nutella Cookies, there’s no better way to get your morning caffeine fix than by indulging in some scrumptious, velvety cookies. These bite-sized delicacies are a match made in heaven for coffee and chocolate lovers alike.

But, that’s not all! Our Espresso-Nutella Cookies are perfect for every occasion. Whether it’s an afternoon tea-time snack or a sweet dessert after dinner, you’ll feel like a champion baker with these cookies on the table.

Here’s what else you’ll love about this recipe:

First off, it’s incredibly easy to make. No fussing around with complicated ingredients or baking techniques. All you need are simple pantry items like flour, sugar, and butter plus the flavorful addition of espresso powder and Nutella spread.

Secondly, this recipe is versatile. Need chocolate chip cookies? Swap out the Nutella for chocolate chips. Have peanut butter on hand? Substitute the Nutella with it instead. You can customize these cookies however you want!

Finally, these cookies are simply addictive. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one! The combination of the rich espresso flavor with creamy Nutella spread creates a melt-in-your-mouth sensation that will leave you craving more.

In short, Espresso-Nutella Cookies are perfect for those who want a quick caffeinated treat to nibble on while enjoying their coffee or anyone craving a delectable cookie that fills your mouth with delightful flavors and textures. Trust me; once you taste these cookies, you’ll know why they’re so irresistible!

Ingredient List

 These cookies are a chocolate lover's dream!
These cookies are a chocolate lover’s dream!

Let’s see what we need for this delicious Espresso-Nutella Cookies Recipe! These cookies are a perfect combination of rich espresso coffee and creamy Nutella chocolate, resulting in an irresistible treat that will leave your taste buds craving more.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup (180 g/6.1 oz) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 g/3.5 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g/3.5 oz) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/4 cups (281 g/9.9 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 g/0.8 oz) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup (250 g/8.8 oz) Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread


  • Chocolate chips or chopped hazelnuts for extra flavor and crunch

Make sure you have all of these ingredients on hand before you start baking. Once you have everything ready to go, it’s smooth sailing from there!

The Recipe How-To

 Espresso and Nutella come together to create a rich and decadent cookie.
Espresso and Nutella come together to create a rich and decadent cookie.

Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s get down to business and start making those delectable Espresso-Nutella Cookies.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

The first step is to preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). This ensures that the oven is hot enough and will bake the cookies evenly.

Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugars

In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar by hand or with a hand mixer until it’s light and fluffy.

Step 3: Add Wet Ingredients

Once you’ve creamed the butter and sugars, add in one egg at room temperature, mixing it well before adding another. Then add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix everything together.

Step 4: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups (250g) of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup (60g) of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of instant espresso powder until everything is well combined.

Step 5: Combine Dry Ingredients with Wet Ingredients

Slowly pour the dry mixture into your large bowl with butter and sugars mixture, mix on low. Stop when there are still some flour streaks, then stir in any remaining flour by hand.

Step 6: Add Nutella

Microwave or heat up about half a cup of Nutella for about 20 seconds to make it easily spreadable. Scoop out teaspoons size dough balls for each cookie onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Then use your thumb, spoon or cookie scoop to press an indentation into each cookie dough ball in the center, filling each indentation with Nutella.

Alternatively, you can drop a spoonful of Nutella on top of each cookie and swirl it. If you like hazelnut, try using hazelnut spread instead of Nutella.

Step 7: Bake

Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Cookies should appear slightly underbaked when removed from the oven. This will ensure that they stay chewy and soft once they’ve cooled down.

Let the cookies cool down for at least 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Your Espresso-Nutella Cookies are now ready to serve and enjoy! The aroma of espresso coffee combined with hazelnut nutella is a match made in heaven—perfect to pair with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Substitutions and Variations

 This recipe is perfect for a cozy day indoors with a hot cup of coffee.
This recipe is perfect for a cozy day indoors with a hot cup of coffee.

Are you ready to experiment with the Espresso Nutella Cookies recipe? Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations that can add a new level of flavor and texture to your cookies.

– Chocolate Chips: Instead of using the traditional semisweet chocolate chips, try mixing it up with dark or white chocolate chips to complement the espresso and Nutella flavors.

– Nuts: If you’re a fan of hazelnuts, you can use chopped hazelnuts in the dough for an extra nutty flavor. Other options include chopped almonds or pecans.

– Cinnamon: Add a touch of cinnamon to enhance the complexity of flavors in the cookies. Start by adding 1/4 tsp and adjust according to your taste buds.

– Coffee Lovers Alert: If you are an espresso enthusiast, try incorporating some strong brewed coffee instead of water while dissolving the instant espresso powder. This would give coffee lovers their fix with an added touch of chocolate hazelnut goodness.

– Drizzle toppings: Make your cookies visually appealing with Nutella drizzles, caramel or melted chocolate toppings. While they add aesthetic appeal, be mindful of sweetness levels as they would also add to sugar content.

– Thumbprint Cookies: The original recipe calls for rolled doughs but this can be taken up a notch into thumbprint cookies by sticking your thumb into cookie dough balls before baking and then filling cavities post-baked with a Nutella spread mixture.

– Espresso Hazelnut Biscotti: Create elongated cookies that are crunchy and perfect for coffee dunking by using half measuring cup water and half brewed coffee in dissolving the instant espresso powder, adding diced hazelnut within cookie dough mix and baking twice at low temperature for that classic crunch.

Try any or all of these tweaks to create a personalized version of this already delightful recipe. Don’t be afraid to explore and see what pleasures your palate!

Serving and Pairing

 A cookie that's perfect for when you want something sweet but also need a caffeine boost.
A cookie that’s perfect for when you want something sweet but also need a caffeine boost.

Once you’ve pulled these delicious and nutty espresso-Nutella cookies out of the oven, you’ll definitely want to try one right away! As addicting as they are on their own, there are also some great serving and pairing options that can elevate your cookie experience.


I would suggest a glass of cold milk to accompany these warm cookies. The milk will help balance out the intense flavors of the espresso powder and Nutella spread while also satisfying that classic cookie-and-milk craving. If you prefer something a little different, try pairing these cookies with a shot of espresso for an extra punch of coffee flavor.


If you’re looking for a way to incorporate these cookies into a dessert spread or as part of a sweet snack board, nuts would be an excellent complement to the cookie’s nutty flavors. Pecans or hazelnuts would be particularly fitting! You could try pairing them with roasted almonds or cashews for additional texture and pairing sweetness.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for something more indulgent, chocolate dipping would be another excellent way to bring out the chocolate notes in the espresso-Nutella biscuits. On top of this, Nutella drizzle could also work well to create an intensified flavor that is sure to make your taste buds sing.

No matter how you choose to enjoy them, these espresso-Nutella cookies won’t disappoint!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make these cookies for a delicious and unique dessert for your next dinner party.
Make these cookies for a delicious and unique dessert for your next dinner party.

One of the best things about these Espresso-Nutella Cookies is that you can make them in advance and store them for later. If you want to prepare the dough ahead of time, simply cover it with cling wrap and store it in the refrigerator until ready to bake. The cookie dough will keep well for up to three days in the fridge.

If you’ve already baked your cookies and have some leftovers, storing them properly will ensure they maintain their freshness and deliciousness. Place the cooled cookies in an airtight container or a zip-lock bag, and store them at room temperature for up to five days. For longer storage, put them in the freezer, where they’ll last for up to two months.

When reheating, it’s essential not to overdo it; otherwise, the cookies end up getting dry and burnt. Preheat your oven to 350°F(180°C). Place your frozen or refrigerated cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then place the sheet into the preheated oven for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Be sure not to overheat the cookies; otherwise, they may lose their soft center and become hard.

Whether you choose to make these Espresso-Nutella Cookies ahead of time or are storing leftovers, reheating them is quick and easy, leaving you with warm, heavenly scented cookies with a delightful combination of espresso and chocolate flavors in each bite.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Nutella's hazelnut flavor complements the espresso perfectly.
Nutella’s hazelnut flavor complements the espresso perfectly.

As a barista, I’m used to making coffee in all sorts of ways. Now, as a recipe writer for these Nutella Espresso Cookies, let me share with you some tips that will help you achieve perfect results every time.

1. Don’t overbake the cookies – Like most cookies, these Nutella Espresso Cookies continue to cook even after they’re taken out of the oven. To avoid overbaking, take them out of the oven when they are still slightly soft on top and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack.

2. Use fresh ingredients – To get maximum flavor and texture from your cookies, make sure all of your ingredients are fresh. From the butter and eggs to the flour and nutella, using fresh ingredients will make a big difference in the final taste and appearance of your cookies.

3. Chill your dough – Chilling your Nutella Espresso Cookie dough before baking is the secret to making these cookies extra tender and flavorful. After making your dough, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and chill it for at least 30 minutes or overnight if possible.

4. Grease your baking sheets – Make sure to lightly grease your baking sheets or use parchment paper to prevent sticking. This will ensure evenly baked cookies every time.

5. Measure correctly – Accurately measuring each ingredient is essential for consistent results in any recipe. Use measuring cups or a kitchen scale to make sure you’re adding the correct amount of each ingredient and avoid approximation.

6. Avoid substituting ingredients – Substituting ingredients might seem like an easy solution when you don’t have everything on hand, but it can affect the outcome and flavor of these Nutella Espresso Cookies. Try not to substitute any ingredients unless absolutely necessary.

7. Experiment with variations – While this recipe is delicious as-is, there’s always room for experimentation! Try adding different types of nuts or chocolate chips, sprinkle some sea salt on top before baking or even make them into thumbprint cookies and fill with Nutella. The possibilities are endless!

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to making perfect Nutella Espresso Cookies every time. So go ahead, grab a cup of espresso and get baking!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this recipe for espresso-nutella cookies is a true masterpiece. The combination of the rich espresso and the indulgent nutella creates a flavor profile that will leave you craving more. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking to satisfy their sweet tooth with something unique and delicious.

The use of high-quality ingredients such as cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar, all add up to make the flavor of these cookies even richer and more complex. Moreover, this recipe allows for many substitutions and variations, catering to individual preferences while still being easy to follow.

As a barista, I highly recommend making these cookies as they are perfect to pair with your morning coffee or as an afternoon treat. Not only are they simple to make but also can be stored easily for later use. In addition, the tips provided will ensure that you have perfect results every time.

So what are you waiting for? Gather all the ingredients from your kitchen pantry, preheat your oven to 350°F, and get started! Trust me; once you try these espresso-nutella cookies, there’s no going back.

Espresso- Nutella Cookies

Espresso- Nutella Cookies Recipe

So my roommate and I were craving something sweet so I made this up with what we had around. My roomie loved them and used them as a quick pick me up in the morning.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 18 24
Calories 250.9 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup nutella, plus
  • 1 tablespoon nutella
  • 1 tablespoon espresso coffee


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl combine flour baking soda and salt then set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream butter, sugar and brown sugar with a hand mixer until light.
  • Then beat in eggs cinnamon and vanilla until smooth.
  • Gradually add flour mixture and stir by hand until well combined.
  • Stir in espresso and Nutella just until the mixture is a uniform color.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown (don't over bake).

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1046gCalories: 250.9kcalCarbohydrates: 32.5gProtein: 2.7gFat: 12.5gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 50.6mgSodium: 285.7mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 20.1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Drop Cookies, Easy, Sweet
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